Apple App Store and browser policy changes offend competitors
For the upcoming European Digital Markets Act (DMA), Apple has to change the policies for its App Store and Safari browser. The proposed changes have been criticized by competitors Microsoft, Mozilla, Epic Games, and Spotify. The list of critics is likely to expand in the coming days. In general, i... Read more
Microsoft testifies how difficult it is to get Bing into hardware for a fee
Google does not appear to be the only search engine interested in making its search browser the standard in popular devices for a fee. Microsoft approached Apple to make Bing the default search engine on its Safari browser, but the Bing developer could not afford to do so due to Google Search's dom... Read more
What are possible problems with Google’s Web Environment Integrity API?
A new Web Environment Integrity (WEI) API is being tested on Google Chrome. Developers are unhappy about the project, describing it as something dangerous, restrictive and even undermining the internet values.
Google made a new API proposal, which should bring Web Environment Integrity (WEI) to... Read more
Apple unveils Rapid Security Response update
Last summer, during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16 but also mentioned adding something called "Rapid Security Response.'
It was presented as a feature meant to power faster and more regular security fixes for the company's ne... Read more
Google Chrome received a speed boost after a performance update
According to Google, these tweaks led to a significant new performance milestone across Mac and Android, resulting in a 10% increase in Apple's Speedometer 2.1 browser benchmark over three months.
The adjustments involve a range of tweaks, from improved caching to better memory management. While... Read more
New data: Only two browsers have over 1 bln users in the world
According to Atlas VPN, Apple's Safari web browser has more than one billion users. Google's Chrome is the only other browser with more than a billion users. Chrome, with roughly 3.4 billion users, still outnumbers Safari.
It's vital to remember that these figures include both desktop and mobile... Read more
Cookieless world a bad fit for around 55% of corporations
A study shows how the majority of businesses are not equipped to handle a world void of cookies.
About 81% - an overwhelming majority – of businesses use third-party data. Also, more than 54% of companies reported they aren't fully prepared for the cookieless world.
Both Mozilla's Firefox a... Read more
Safari 15.4 announces exciting new WebKit features
Safari 15.4 announces various new features, fixes, and updates for all Apple devices.
The Webkit team revealed new features and updates in Safari 15.4, including CSS, HTML, and typography. Webkit – a web-browsing engine – is used by Safari, App Store, Mail, and several other iOS, macOS, and ... Read more
Major browser developers partner up to improve interoperability
Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla are joining forces to improve web technology shared by browser platforms. To this end, the tech giants launched Interop 2022, a standard for web technology implementations.
Over time, Interop 2022 should improve the interoperability of web apps in different b... Read more
OWA battles Apple over iOS browser restrictions
The UK's Open Web Advocacy (OWA) group wants to make it feasible for online web applications to compete with native system applications from Apple.
OWA consists of software developers advocating for openness in web technology. The group advises members of parliament and regulators in the United ... Read more